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On this day in history: Gunfighter John Ringo found dead

On July 14, 1882, famed gunfighter John Ringo was found dead in Arizona. Also known as the “gun-fighting gentleman,” Ringo was often romanticized in both life and death. According to legend, Ringo was supposedly a Shakespeare-quoting gentleman “whose wit was as quick as his gun.” more

Federal broadband discount still available for Oklahoma households

Thousands of Oklahomans are missing an opportunity to lower their monthly internet bills. The federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program is available to help households pay for internet service, but few have signed up since the program’s debut in December 2021. more

Pool safety is important

With temperatures remaining steady in the 100s, keeping cool in a pool is a great way for families to spend time together. Swimming pool safety is important. Whether it's an above ground, in ground, … more

Cameron adjusts tuition and fees for 2022-23

Cameron University will adjust its tuition and fees for the 2022-23 academic year in a move designed to simplify billing and to continue toward a single rate for all course delivery methods. more

Tax free weekend set for August 5-7

The Oklahoma Tax Commission has announced that this year’s Tax-Free Weekend is set to begin at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 5, 2022, and end at midnight Aug. 7, 2022. more

Pre-enrollment opens July 25 for 2022-23 school year

Frederick Public Schools pre-enrollment opens July 25. more

UCO awards prestigious leadership scholarship to Frederick student

The University of Central Oklahoma recently awarded the President’s Leadership Scholarship to Frederick High School graduate Lily-Marie Fraley in recognition of her demonstrated talent and … more

On this day in history: Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps created

On July 7, 1917, the British Women's Auxiliary Army Corps was officially established, authorizing female volunteers to serve alongside their male counterparts in France during World War I. more

Levi Krasser voted County Commissioner for District 3

In the primary election held June 28, 2022, Levi Krasser was voted County Commissioner for District 3 with 60.65% of the vote. His opponents were John Naramor (2.96%), Rick Brown (2.96%), Steve Catlege (8.28%), and Ed Wilkerson (25.15%). more

Local artist nearly finished with largest commission to date

When local artist Jenny Perry retired from the Frederick Post Office in 2018 after nearly 30 years of service, she said she would spend every day doing some kind of art. Jenny Perry’s Mosaics is a staple in downtown Frederick where anyone can visit to see her many wonderful art pieces or even take a class to learn how to do their own mosaic project. more

On this day in history: daredevil crosses Niagara Falls on tightrope

On June 30, 1859, Jean Francois Gravelet, a Frenchman known professionally as Charles Blondin, became the first daredevil to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. Gravelet was born Feb. 28, 1824, in Hesdin, France and he died Feb. 22, 1897, in Little Ealing, near London, England. more

Fatality accident claims one life, sends another to the hospital

A Tillman County accident claimed the life of one person and sent the other to the hospital in critical condition. The single-vehicle accident happened on June 22 just after 10 a.m., about six miles east of Frederick. more

Plans underway for third annual Ric Cooper Memorial Scramble

Raising funds for Coats for Kids and Frederick Community Blood Drives, tournament organizers feel this event is the perfect combination of two of Ric’s passions: playing golf and helping others. more

Don’t lose body parts or pets this 4th of July – use fireworks responsibly

Lake time, cookouts, America, independence, freedom, fireworks – words that are typically associated with the 4th of July, also known as Independence Day. Fireworks are a common way to … more

Roundup for Jesus rodeo back for round two

Tillman County Operation C.A.R.E. has begun preparations for the second annual Roundup for Jesus Rodeo. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than last year’s extremely successful event. Mark your calendars for Aug. 5 and Aug 6, 2022. That’s right – this year’s rodeo is a two-day event. So, dust off those hats and boots and mosey on down to the Tillman County rodeo grounds for a great time. more

Hicks Media Group newspapers gain statewide attention at convention

Photojournalists and editors of Hicks Media Group’s Oklahoma papers the Altus Times and the Frederick Press-Leader gained statewide recognition recently. more

Methodist Youth complete community service projects in Tillman County

Methodist youth did some great community service work in Tillman County recently. more

Concert at the Ramona entertains audience with variety of hits

Every June The Frederick Arts and Humanities Council hosts the annual summer concerts at the Ramona each Saturday of the month. The second concert in this year’s concert series was held June 18, 2022, with a variety of hits from artists like LeAnn Rimes, Patsy Cline, and Reba McEntire. This was another great show with some talented Tillman County citizens performing some great music. more

OSU on the forefront of developing higher quality wheat

Wheat harvest is underway in Oklahoma, and as an appropriate prelude, members of the OSU Wheat Improvement Team are working on stronger, higher quality wheat varieties. more

OSDH Identifies First Probable Case of Monkeypox in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Department of Health has identified its first probable case of monkeypox and is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to confirm the infection in a central Oklahoma resident with recent international travel to a country with confirmed cases. more
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